The best way to help the shop is to use it!  But there are other ways to help. Keeping the shop open will not be possible without the support of the local community, whether financial or through any other types of help and support.

How can I help?

Volunteer your time!
We always need volunteers to help run the shop so that we can keep it open - please let us know if you can spare a couple of hours a week or more. Join the team and make new friends, have great fun and be a part of a great community project!  If you can't serve in the shop, we also need volunteers to help with marketing, administration, shelf stacking and cleaning, coordinating local deliveries, or several other possible tasks.

Share ownership
Owning a share in the CIC will give you a say in how the shop is run: a minimum of 1 share will secure a vote for each resolution at any future shareholders meeting.  Shares cost £10 each. Please buy as many as you can afford. This is your chance to be a part of this special community project. (Please note that no matter how many shares you are able to buy you will be entitled to a maximum of one vote).

A one-off or regular donations
We accept donations of any amount. Whether you are an individual or a business that wants to support a community shop, we would greatly appreciate your donation even if you do not want to buy a share. A few people have asked how they can set-up regular donations or an ongoing purchase of shares. You can do this by standing order. Contact us for more details.

Fundraising Events 
We need to keep fundraising to subsidise the shop sales and pay for things like new equipment, building repairs, and other investments.  Fundraising events are a great way to do this, while having fun and 
bringing people from the community together. Do you have a good idea for an event and could you help to organise it? Please let us know!

Supply the shop
We are keen to supply locally produced goods wherever possible and support local suppliers and businesses and individuals who would like an outlet for their own crafts or produce.  

Support the shop!
If you cannot help in any other way, simply show us your support by spreading the word and by making full use of the shop!

Thank you for your support.

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